Michelin named official MotoGP tyre supplier until 2023

Dorna Sports has confirmed that Michelin will continue to be the official supplier of tyres to the MotoGPTM World Championship for five additional seasons over and above the existing arrangement. The contract’s extension until 2023 was announced today at this weekend’s MICHELIN® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in the presence of Michelin Motorsport Director Pascal Couasnon and Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports. 


MotoGP: Michelin® to partner the 2018 Australian Grand Prix

For the third year running, Michelin will be the title sponsor of the Australian Grand Prix, Round 17 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship. The Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island (October 26-28) promises to be one of the most spectacular races of the season.


FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup to kick off in 2019

Michelin is to be the exclusive supplier of tyres to the new FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup. The French brand, which is also involved in motorcycle competition at MotoGP level, shares the same values as the new series which is poised to combine exciting racing with innovative technology from 2019.


The inaugural FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup will feature five 10-lap sprints that will serve as curtain-raisers to European rounds of the MotoGPTM World Championship. Free practice will take place on the Friday, followed by qualifying the next day and the races themselves on the Sunday, prior to the MotoGP grands prix.

The grid will star 18 drivers competing in the colours of nine teams, including seven MotoGP privateer outfits, plus two others from the worlds of Moto2 or Moto3 (to be determined).


The ‘EgoGP’ bikes will be made by Italy-based Energica and will deliver a power output of 110kW (147hp) and 200Nm torque. They will be cable of accelerating from standstill to 100kph in three seconds and will have a top speed of almost 250kph!

An official pre-season test will be held at Jerez, Spain, in February 2019.

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Daniel Abt claims maiden Formula E success

Daniel Abt (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler/Michelin) notched up the first Formula E victory of his career at Saturday’s Mexico City E-Prix. The German was joined on the podium by Oliver Turvey (2nd, NextEv NIO Sport/Michelin) and Sébastien Buemi (3rd, Renault e.dams/Michelin). 


Sweden revenge for ice-cool Neuville

After cruelly missing out on last year’s Rally Sweden win, Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC/Michelin) bounced back this week to win the 66th running of the winter classic, ahead of Craig Breen (Citroën C3 WRC/Michelin) and team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen. World champion Sébastien Ogier (Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin) was penalised by his running order and could manage no better than 10th at the flag.

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Michelin targeting a 21st Le Mans victory

The ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) has published the list of the 60 competitors it has invited to contest this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. Michelin, which is unbeaten in the French endurance classic since 1998, is targeting a 21st consecutive victory this time around, and its 27th in total since the race was first organised in 1923.


Michelin to continue its involvement in the Asian Le Mans Series

With the last race of the 2017/2018 Asian Le Mans Series barely over, Michelin has confirmed its commitment to the four-round 2018/2019 campaign which will run from next November until February 2019.

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